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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Mixing Cannabis With Tobacco Increases Dependence Risk, Suggests Study

July 5, 2016 — People who mix tobacco with cannabis are less motivated to seek help to ... read more

Do You Know What You're Smoking? Research Suggests That You Don't

June 23, 2016 — There is little awareness of the chemical components of cigarette smoke amongst US adults, even though many of them report having looked for relevant information. In a new study, researchers suggest ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Free radicals can reach the endoplasmic reticulum, a cellular organelle that is critical in manufacturing and transporting fats, steroids, hormones and various proteins, and alter its function by ... read more

Has Incidence of Parkinson's Disease Increased Over Past 30 Years?

June 20, 2016 — A study of patients in a Minnesota county suggests the incidence (new cases) of parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease may have increased over the past 30 years but that trend may not be genuine ... read more

E-Cigarettes: Gateway or Roadblock to Cigarette Smoking?

June 17, 2016 — New research on e-cigarettes and young people has been presented by experts. In detailed qualitative interviews with young people aged 16 to 25 across Scotland and England, the majority of ... read more

Smoking Can Hamper Common Treatment for Breast Cancer

June 17, 2016 — We know that individuals who smoke take major health risks. Now a new research study shows that common treatment for breast cancer works less well in patients who smoke, compared to ... read more

Pictures Warning of Smoking Dangers on Cigarette Packs Increased Quit Attempts

June 6, 2016 — Affixing pictures on cigarette packets to illustrate the danger of smoking increased attempts by smokers to quit, according to the results of a clinical ... read more

In All US Regions, Broad Support for Increasing Legal Age of Tobacco Sales

June 1, 2016 — In all nine regions of the country, a majority of adults supported increasing the minimum legal age for tobacco product sales, a new research study ... read more

May 31, 2016 — A dental researcher explores microbiological mechanisms as World Health Organization urges for a day of abstinence from tobacco use on May 31. Cigarette smoke and its components promote biofilm ... read more

Effects of Maternal Smoking Continue Long After Birth

May 30, 2016 — Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new study has found. The finding helps explains why ... read more

E-Cigarette Use in UK Almost Doubled in 2 Years, Says Europe-Wide Study

May 24, 2016 — New research has examined e-cigarette use -- and attitudes to the devices -- across Europe between 2012 and 2014. The work found that the proportion of people in the UK who had tried an e-cigarette ... read more

Effective Protection for Non-Smokers Could Prevent 30% of All Cancer Deaths

May 24, 2016 — Every year, lung cancer causes around 1.6 million deaths worldwide. 70% of all lung cancer patients throughout the world are smokers or ex-smokers and, in Central Europe, this figure is higher than ... read more

Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk of Schizophrenia in Offspring

May 24, 2016 — Researchers report an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for schizophrenia in children. The paper evaluated nearly 1,000 cases of schizophrenia and matched controls among ... read more

E-Cigarette Marketing Linked to Teen E-Cigarette Use

May 23, 2016 — Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages is significantly associated with e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students, according to ... read more

Study Reveals Success of Text Messaging in Helping Smokers Quit

May 23, 2016 — Smokers who received a text messaging intervention were more likely to abstain from smoking relative to controls, a new study has ... read more

New Study Evaluates Nicotine's Relationship to Body Weight, Food Intake

May 18, 2016 — A carefully controlled series of studies demonstrates that the self-administration of nicotine by rats suppresses body weight gain independent of food ... read more

Novel Nicotine Inhaler Doubles Smoking Quit Rates

May 17, 2016 — Smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler, new research indicates. The investigators developed and tested a novel nicotine inhaler to ... read more

Capitalizing on a Teachable Moment Motivates Parents of Kids With Asthma to Quit Smoking

May 17, 2016 — Parents who smoke are more likely to quit smoking after receiving motivational smoking cessation counseling following a 'teachable moment' such as witnessing their child experience an ... read more

COPD Symptoms Common Among Smokers, Even When Undiagnosed

May 16, 2016 — Smokers, who wouldn't typically be diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are still showing symptoms consistent with the diagnosis, new research has ... read more

E-Cigarettes Not Meeting Potential as 'Disruptive Technology,' Study Shows

May 9, 2016 — Most smokers who have tried electronic cigarettes have rejected them as less satisfying than regular cigarettes, reducing their potential to be a “disruptive technology” that could help a ... read more

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